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Villarreal & Begum August 3, 2020

The Importance of Seat Belts

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Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents. According to the NHTSA, 37,133 people died in car accidents in 2017 in the United States. But that number could have been way higher if not for seat belts: In 2017, seat belts saved an estimated 14,955 lives among passenger vehicle occupants 5 and older.

Like many other states, Texas has seat belt laws in place to protect those in vehicles. All occupants of a vehicle over the age of 15 must wear a seat belt. Those under the age of 17 must be secured by either a seat belt or a child safety seat.

Seat belts are a necessity, in order to protect everyone in the vehicle. Seat belts can prevent a person from getting serious injuries, and help you survive in life-threatening crashes. Not only is wearing a seat belt in your best interest but its also the law. Police officers can pull over drivers for failure to wear their seat belt. If you or any of your passengers are caught not wearing your seat belt, you could be fined up to $200 per person. Not only is wearing a seat belt the law, but it can also save your life!

Injured? Contact a San Antonio Car Accident Attorney

At the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm, we have extensive knowledge of how insurance companies work and will fight for your legal rights if you have been injured in an accident. Our San Antonio car accident lawyers understand how stressful it can be, especially if you are unable to work and facing a mountain of medical bills. With our assistance, we will help get your life headed in the right direction. Get in touch with our San Antonio office by calling (210) 777-4878, and schedule a free consultation, so we may answer any questions you have.